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Novi list - Croatia | Friday, January 30, 2015

Auschwitz misused by revisionists

The Auschwitz commemoration ceremony was turned into a revanchist battlefield as a result of the Ukraine conflict, the left-liberal daily Novi List criticises: "In contrast to Putin, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko received a personal invitation from the Polish prime minister when she visited Kiev. There she made the incredible assertion that Auschwitz was freed by Ukrainian soldiers. For his part the Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk affirmed on a visit to Germany that the Soviets invaded Germany and Ukraine in the Second World War. This is where the revanchist circle comes to a close. But in view of the fact that Ukraine is the sole European country with a neo-Nazi party in government, it's not surprising. ... As soon as people in the West mention the neo-Nazis in Ukraine, it's taken for Putin's propaganda. ... But as long as neo-Nazis parade on the streets of Kiev, Poroshenko has no business in Auschwitz."

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